In one long ranging piece--The New Republic's "The Obama Whisperer"--Jarrett is described as a schemer who has made it her job to undermine anyone she thinks threatens her position as Obama's main (and some say nearly only) adviser. She is even reported as having essentially chased former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel out of Washington.Barack Obama: the first U.S. president to require the services of a Groom of the Stool.
The New Republic piece is not a flattering picture of the president's muse. She comes off as cold, calculating, self-promoting, and churlish. She is said to offer insincere, sycophantic compliments to Obama and is presented as the type of person who lashes out, viciously cutting people off at the knees and banishing those seeking to help the president and his administration if she is displeased with their efforts.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The "Obama whisperer"
Some liberal news outlets have finally gotten around to noticing Obama's strange Valerie Jarrett dependency, as noted by Breitbart's Warner Todd Huston: